ABOUT THE COUNCIL
The main aim of the Aldridge
State High School Council is to achieve the best learning outcomes for the
school’s students. It is particularly
interested in ensuring that the curriculum offered to the students and the
teaching strategies used to deliver the programs reflect the aspirations of the
Maryborough community for its young people.
Aldridge State High
School, through its Independent Public School status has greater freedom to
work with parents, students and the broader school community – including
business and industry. A clear responsibility of Council is to set the
strategic direction for the school and make decisions that best meet the needs
of the community and improve outcomes for students. This is achieved through its major role of
advising the Principal on strategic matters and monitoring the school’s
strategic direction. The Council
approves any plans, policies and documents that affect strategic maters
including the school financial and infrastructure plans.
The School Council is
made up of elected representatives of the staff, students and parent body. There is also scope for the Council to co-opt
members from the community who have particular skills and knowledge relevant to
education and student outcomes.
The Aldridge State
High School Council sponsors the Teacher and Teacher-Aide Recognition Program
each year. Council members, including
student representatives call for and assess nominations in three teaching
categories – Professional Knowledge, Professional Practice and Professional
Engagement and three teacher-aide categories – Achieves Results; Personal Drive
and Integrity; Supports Productive Working Relationships.
One of the challenges
for the Council in its efforts to hold the school accountable for its actions on
behalf of our students and the community is to ensure engagement with the wider
community. Community members are invited
to contact the Council either through the: